Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
22.0.0

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Adobe Photoshop free download for Mac

Adobe Photoshop22.0.0

21 October 2020

Professional image editor.

Overview

You can download Photoshop for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you have purchased an earlier software version).

Adobe Photoshop is a recognized classic of photo-enhancing software. It offers a broad spectrum of tools that can turn your inspiration into incredible images, photos, composites, 3D artwork, paintings, and graphics on any device.

Photoshop has become the choice of thousands of creative professionals around the world. First introduced in 1988, it still is the world's leading image-editing software.

Intuitive and clean user interface

Although Photoshop for Mac is the most comprehensive graphics and image-editing software available in the market today, it has a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface.

With recently improved usability, this photo-editor has become even more enjoyable to use. The interface loads as soon as you decide to use Photoshop.

A user-friendly interface updates you about new features, suggests learning content, and allows you to quickly access recent files. You can easily pick up where you left or create a new project, access cloud and desktop pictures, and open an existing document.

Convenient content-aware fill workspace

Adobe has recently announced the launch of its new Content-Aware Fill workspace. It allows you to remove objects or distracting elements from your images easier than ever before.

This new option offers an interactive editing experience. Now, you can take full Control over which "good" parts of the picture to use to replace the undesired areas. It allows resizing the initial selection, rotating, scaling, and mirroring content.

Enjoy a range of new tools

The latest version of the software provides a new Frame Tool that allows you to enjoy much simpler masking. Now, you can place shapes and text into placeholder frames and fill them with pictures. To create elliptical or rectangular forms, you only need to select the Frame Tool and press "K."

There is also a new default feature of multiple undo. If you want to view an object before changes are applied, just click Control + Z (for Windows OS) and Command + Z (for macOS). Don't worry about losing any project changes in Adobe Photoshop on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. With a new auto-commit feature, they are saved automatically.

What's new in Photoshop

Version 21.2:
  • In the latest version, you can make accurate selections of people with one click.
  • Now, Adobe Photoshop can find and add all available fonts to your libraries automatically when you open a project.
  • In updated Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw workspace provides all your tools right where you need them so that you can work on your project more efficiently.
  • You can experience higher accuracy with the enhanced Match Font feature that allows vertical text, provides multiple-line detection and offers even more typefaces.
  • Now, you can change the orientation and add a rotation to any pattern in Pattern Overlays and Pattern Fill layers much more easily than before.

What's new in Adobe Photoshop

Version 22.0.0:

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the product when opened.

Neural Filters:
  • Explore a range of creative ideas with new re-imagined filters powered by Adobe Sensei. Colorize your old black and white photos, alter facial expressions, or drastically edit your portraits
Sky Replacement:
  • Quickly select and replace the sky in a photo, automatically adjusting your scenery colors to match the new sky. Get the mood you want in your photos even if the shooting conditions weren’t perfect
Learn more directly in the app:
  • With the brand new in-app Discover panel, you can search and discover new Photoshop tools, hands-on tutorials, articles, and quick actions to help you level-up and take on new challenges in Photoshop
Enhanced cloud documents:
  • Access previously saved versions of cloud documents directly within Photoshop. It's now easier than ever to preview, mark, and revert to earlier versions of your creative documents
Pattern Preview:
  • Envision how your design will come to life as a pattern. You can now quickly visualize and create seamlessly repeating patterns in real-time with Pattern Preview
Fixed issues:
  • Rotated pattern settings can damage a file
  • Issue with image quality scaling patterns
  • Performance issues with Grid showing
  • Keyboard shortcuts don't work correctly in the Save Optimized As dialog for Save for Web
  • Crash running Image Processor
  • Crash using Blend If on a layer group
  • P doesn't toggle preview for Curves
  • Crash using Refine Edge
  • Modifying a smart objects bounds gives unexpected results
  • Open dialog stuck in front when switching to finder or another app (macOS)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for zoom jumps to center with floating docs and overscroll enabled
  • Cloning with dual brush gives unexpected results
  • Grey Point Tool error "Could not use the gray point tool because the settings in the file are invalid" is any channel's curve is inverted
  • Artboard contents disappear when tabbing to another app and back
  • Full pressure blob while painting when returning focus to Photoshop
  • Blend mode doesn't work with Clipping Group and nested layers
  • Brush tool on group (passthrough or isolated) mask creates artifacts
  • Eye Dropper tool switches focus to sampled doc with floating windows (Windows)
  • Tool Tips not showing in Camera Raw dialogs with macOS Dark Mode
  • Artboards get messed up when dragging multiple artboards
  • Switching between documents in Full Screen Mode displays black areas (macOS)
  • Hue/Saturation not updating real-time
  • Layer thumbnails draw incorrectly when UI scaling is set to odd percentage on Windows (e.g. 125%)
  • Unable to copy/paste vector mask path to another clipping path
  • Dragging layer styles on canvas stops working after dragging once
  • Full screen mode canvas gets stuck top left of app frame toggling between docs
  • Crop handles are too large
  • Make saving files larger than 2GB to PSB format more discoverable
  • Export As does not scale artboard correctly
  • Cloning lag with rulers shown
  • Generator offsets and crops images randomly when resizing to a pixel dimension
  • Wrong size with Export As/Quick Export
  • Video layers are not getting selected when clicking them in Timeline panel
  • English unit "mm" doesn't work in dimension input box for CHS locale
  • New Document dialog background color not sticky/predictable
  • Black areas toggling between docs in full screen
  • Crash on launch in certain cases

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161 Reviews of Adobe Photoshop

5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2

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I've been using Photoshop since version 2.5 on my first Mac, a Performa Power PC running Mac OS 7.2. I now use Photoshop CS with the Photographer's package, which included Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic for $10 a month. A good deal, in my opinion. Sadly other Adobe Apps aren't available with similar discounts, like InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. But you don't need MacUpdate to keep up with Adobe updates. Any CS app you use will install the CS update app, which will keep you up-to-date more easily than MacUpdate. This isn't a knock on MacUpdate, it's just that things are changing. Many apps automatically offer to update themselves. As a result, I spend far less time on MacUpdate than I used to. Mostly I look for 64bit updates to the 32bit apps I use. Sadly, many of them are no longer keeping up with the Mac OS. So that, for me, Catalina is a dead end.
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raokashif9887
02 September 2020
Version: 21.2.2
Photoshop lets you edit, color, arrange, and crop your photos. This is a screen print from my Photoshop window after my friend was removed from the background. One of the many grateful parts of Adobe Photoshop cracked is its simplicity. Adobe Photoshop at empirecrack is an advanced imaging software used by designers, webmasters, video editors and photographers to modify or manipulate digital images.
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Eric•Woehler
12 April 2020
Version: 21.1.1
Once the default go-to app for image manipulation, but best days are behind it - by a long way. Still using CS6 as I absolutely refuse the subscription model, and have largely replaced PS with Pixelmator Pro ($60) and Affinity Photo (presently on sale for $40). PS now too big, too clunky, no longer useful due to various bugs and issues noted by other reviewers. Suggest others look at Pixelmator Pro if you're using Pixelmator (can upgrade to have bundle for ~$20) or check out Affinity Photo - lots of 5 star reviews.
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5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
I've been using Photoshop since version 2.5 on my first Mac, a Performa Power PC running Mac OS 7.2. I now use Photoshop CS with the Photographer's package, which included Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Classic for $10 a month. A good deal, in my opinion. Sadly other Adobe Apps aren't available with similar discounts, like InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. But you don't need MacUpdate to keep up with Adobe updates. Any CS app you use will install the CS update app, which will keep you up-to-date more easily than MacUpdate. This isn't a knock on MacUpdate, it's just that things are changing. Many apps automatically offer to update themselves. As a result, I spend far less time on MacUpdate than I used to. Mostly I look for 64bit updates to the 32bit apps I use. Sadly, many of them are no longer keeping up with the Mac OS. So that, for me, Catalina is a dead end.
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Peejay
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
What time do the shops open?
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Peejay
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
What time does the shop open?
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lammersquarter
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
A love affair that lasted until a few years back. And that goes for my relationship with Adobe and their products in general!
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martin-232
20 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
As the article says it is 30 years old and is VERY overdue for a start over. Apple has had the courage to start again from scratch more than once with their operating systems. Adobe needs to have the courage to start over. This application is a bloated piece of junk that has been tinkered with for 30 years. It is hard to use with a zillion things to learn. It is bloated and inefficient. It does a lot but in an inefficient way.
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Macmuser
19 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
I go back to when it wasn't even called Photoshop. My favourite was v3 or 4, currently using CS5 and Pixelmator test version until the latter expires. I stopped updating PS when they moved to rentals as it is too expensive for my needs. Instead I can run it on an old Mac with Screen Sharing and a fast network. When the likes of Affinity and Pixelmator charge less than £100 to own software which approaches Photoshop in some areas and surpasses in many others, Photoshop looks bloated, slow, unreliable and incredibly overpriced.
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Andrewrodney
19 February 2020
Version: 21.0.2
Happy b-day Photoshop. We’ve been together since version 1.0.7, April 1990. You’ve come a long way baby. You’ve been a production tool used nearly daily to make a living since then. You’re not perfect (where are my Saturation curve?) but what software is. I probably will not be around to see or use Photoshop in 30 years but the ride was fun and let’s keep going.
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incrzr
20 January 2020
Version: 21.0.1
21.0.2 is out and PS still unusable. But you like our money right Adobe?
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Tim27
05 November 2019
Version: 21.0.0
New version crashes every time I apply a layer effect. Adobe’s QC department is ridiculous. We are paying to beta test their software. 1 star.
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DragonMaster
03 November 2019
Version: 20.0.6
Stay away from this app!!! There are much better, totally Mac based, non-subscription Alternatives! This app is bloated, performs raggedly. This is not the way a Mac app is supposed to be!
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Caproberts
20 March 2019
Version: 20.0.4
Been using Photoshop since version 1.0 and every new version usually introduces some new exiting feature. This latest version is the first version I had to deinstall and go back to the previous version, as really basic features do no longer work now.
Tasks such as resizing a layer now only allow me to do this proportional, even if I turn the option off and drag on the middle handle. Only way to resize only width, as an example, is to enter a value into the percentage field which takes much longer. Sometimes the handles do not show up at all and you have to switch the view to another document and then come back to the document you want to work on.
Thought this might be caused by the Mac system as I am using the latest system 10.14.3 and rebooting fixes some of the issues for a little while. But then with the same system going back to Photoshop CC 2017 fixes all these issues. The new content aware fill with preview, also nice also crashes and is very slow. Overall cannot use this version of Photoshop due to these bugs.
Wanted to contact Adobe to report these issues, but there is no easy way of contacting the company, or file a bug report, maybe they think they do not have no bugs in their software? Very frustrating indeed.
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Old-Muley
15 December 2018
Version: 20.0
Well, I knew this day would come, but Mojave 10.14 broke Photoshop CS5. I guess it's either on to Creative Cloud or learn something new...
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5
gulija-farfara
29 May 2018
Version: 19.1.3
The best program ever)
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Meitnik
05 April 2018
Version: 19.1.3
They sure make it hard to find release notes for the April 2018 update. I get only two short sentences in their control center. Anybody?? I come to deeply hate Adobe.
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4.5
cjred
16 March 2018
Version: 19.1.2
Whatever they say... Photoshop is still the king of digital imaging along with all the creative cloud ecosystem...
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5
mariemorton
19 February 2018
Version: 19.1.1
As usual, Adobe can't create somethhing bad
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5
crisderaud
23 January 2018
Version: 19.1
Still the most powerful image editor on the planet. The new tool Select Subject will be an awesome addition most users will find very useful
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2.5
incrzr
22 December 2017
Version: 19.0.1
It's almost 2018 and PS still uses only 1 core ... sad Adobe, so sad.
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crisderaud
14 November 2017
Version: 19.0.1
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 19.0.1 is not yet available as of this morning. It's not an upgrade but a maintenance update not worth getting your panties in a bunch over. Lots of talk here about Affinity Photo, but I think it needs further refinement to even compete with Photoshop. I still pay 10 bucks a month and that's cheaper than buying updates every couple of years.
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k2378395
21 August 2017
Version: 18.1.1
If the sniffer crashes or reports a failure, Photoshop displays the message above indicating that it has detected a problem. http://softwaresguide.com/adobe-photoshop-cc/ Adobe Photoshop CC free download disables the Use Graphics Processor option in the Performance panel of the Preferences.
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Artlover_Chris
30 March 2017
Version: 18.0.1
Not a review but something we would like to share.
We are a publicity agency that have 8 employees using PhotoShop for over 16 years now. We traveled about any iteration of PS and we do amazing things with it.
Recently we had to look at our budgets because of tight economic reasons. We could easily choose to let go amazing talented people but we first made an exercise how we could keep budget lower at all level without losing integrity and the quality we deliver to our customers.
At some point we got in touch with Affinity Photo. It looked interesting and we settled for two licenses and put two people on it for 2 months to evaluate. After the evaluation we were very excited about Affinity Photo that we now have chosen to make it available to all our people. They all loving it.

What’s in it for us? Adobe’s high yearly license cost has been lowered to only 1 license now. We are not going to renewal our other PS licenses anymore. That’s a HUGE yearly TCO saving for us. It perfectly matched our strict budget and we do not have to cut on quality for our customers.

Some highlights that our employees love:
- Does the same as PS
- Absolutely better working flow compared to PS. Everyone was very excited about the UI
- Plugin support
- MUCH faster compared to PS on the same hardware
- Smaller memory footprint
- The real-time history is awesome and much better and faster compared to PS
- Stepping up to Affinity Photo from PS is not difficult but needs some time
- It is available for Windows and Mac. Noted: Mac version is faster though. Still the Windows version is faster to PS CC on Windows.
- Unbelievable low price - in fact, we are astounded how low they kept the price. It would even sell masses for a higher price (+$300 would even be cheap). The only question we have to Affinity, how did you produce such a high quality tool for such a low price?

Affinity Photo is a major contender for being the best image processing tool on planet earth. It is very professional, highly productive and a joy to use.
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3.5
WisdomL0RD
26 March 2017
Version: 18.0.1
Photoshop is still the industry standard. And in some respect it deserves to be. However, the new Adobe price policy has forced to look at alternatives. Recently I did found Affinity Photo. And oh boy, this is an awesome PS replacement. It does about the same and in some aspects it even overrules PS (Layers and Tones support). And the best part .. Affinity Photo only costs $50. To all professionals .. don't let the low pricing fool you ! Affinity Photo is on par with PS and is compatibly with all PS plugins. If you are planning to buy or renew you PS license, make sure you check Affinity Photo first. My guess, you will not be disappointed !
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GoldonyJohn
13 June 2016
Version: 16.1.2
PhotoShop is my most favorite one if it is not so expensive.
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4.5
harryrivers3
21 April 2016
Version: 16.1.2
Brilliant image editor for experienced mac users and photographers. Allows everyone to do magic with their images and photos. Though visually polished interface is user friendly it still requires some basic skills and investigation to start. Application window is separated into two sections:the main work space and tools panel. I would like to admit that the number of tools in Photoshop panel is countless. You can start from simple retouching and become a real professional. Photographers all over the world leave their positive feedback about this program. Recommend it.
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Jess-MacUpdate
09 February 2016
Version: 16.1.2
Just a heads-up to let any of you using Photoshop CC 2014 know that an update to 15.2.4 was released today (2016.02.09). You'll find it in Related Links.
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5
ambergarth8
08 December 2015
Version: 16.1
I'm not a professional, but I love this appl. It allows to experiment with my photos and to make them look more commercial.
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3.5
JayZONE
02 September 2015
Version: 16.0.1
Even though I like the application very much, it's too expensive for average users. No?
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5
CDavid
30 July 2015
Version: 16.0.0
Photoshop is one of the best apps ever created for designers and photographers. It's difficult to add something to this statement.
Pros:
- Stable
- Efficient
- Intuitive.
Cons:
- New version is compatible with OS X 10.9 or later.
Bottom line:
Every graphic designer should have Adobe Photoshop installed on his Mac.
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4.5
mickeymike
27 July 2015
Version: 16.0.0
The price is a little bit too high for non-professional users. Still, it's the world's best app for editing images. It's fast, it's efficient, it's stable and it's really-really nice! Photoshop leaves behind most of its rivals. Keep doing what you do, Adobe!
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Weasel
17 June 2015
Version: 16.0.0
Has anyone ever had this Photoshop CS4 message? "Could not open a scratch file because the disk is not available", then the app quits.
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4
joem-estes
06 June 2015
Version: 15.2.2
Indispensable and reliable!
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4
ethan11james
03 June 2015
Version: 15.2.2
great app
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iamdavid
30 April 2015
Version: 15.2.2
I'm totally confused by macupdate,com. This update to Photoshop was released last year. Why is it posted now. What with this sort of thing and Macupdate Desktop simply not working any more. I am thinking of leaving here altogether.
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ultratiem
26 August 2014
Version: 15.1.0
There is no such thing as CC 2014 15.1.0. The update was branded 2014.1.0 and released on August 5th. The update mostly brings a slew of 3D modelling enhancements. Details: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2014/08/new-3d-printing-features-and-enhancements-in-photoshop-cc.html
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Beige
25 August 2014
Version: 15.1.0
license model is terrible
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Haliomaster
25 August 2014
Version: 15.1.0
Worst license handling ever. Period
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5
Markoh
19 June 2014
Version: 2014
PS CC 2014 is the best version yet. The subscription thingy still leaves a sour taste in my mouth, but I "bought" PS CC & Lightroom for €12,29 a month. I am starting play with the idea of looking for good alternatives though.
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Ocd
09 January 2014
Version: 14.1.2
There's appears to be a major bug with Photoshop CC running on Mavericks (10.9.x) using a Wacom tablet with any driver including the current one. When using the tablet pen with the polygonal lasso tool in PS CC, the lasso closes after a few clicks or it just locks up, rendering it totally useless! This doesn't seem to happen while using a regular USB/wireless mouse, nor does it happen with PS CS5 or PS CS6 - only with PS CC on 10.9.x. This appears to be a Wacom driver bug although it might be an Adobe problem as well. There is no workaround that i can see until Wacom comes up with a new driver that address this issue (as well as others). The only solution for now is to use a previous vers. of PS. This is an infuriating showstopper for anyone who does production work with PS CC.
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ultratiem
04 January 2014
Version: 14.1.2
On Adobe's blog, they list the 14.1.2 update being released on 9/25/2013: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2013/09/photoshop-cc-14-1-1-update-now-available.html#1412 It lists the following fixes: Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.2 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues: F5 was deleting layers instead of opening Brushes panel Crashing while editing paths Intermittent crash using Generator Issue running actions with Generate>Image Assets enabled OpenGL functionality disabled on some Windows systems with both Nvidia and ATI cards Why is it appearing on MU now?
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DarlaAnne
09 December 2013
Version: 14.0
I know I will probably get rated super low for this review, but I don't really think it's fair to rate this app because of it's subscription platform, as I see many doing. I am one of the minority who is happy to see Adobe provide different alternatives to their previous "have to rob a bank to afford it" software suite choices. No sooner had I purchased CS5 a few years ago, then CS6 came out, and in this economy, it was very difficult for a small business owner like myself to afford. It was like a dream come true when they came out with the monthly cost. However, speaking ONLY about the actual app. It not only does the job, but it exceeds my expectations with new features I end up using regularly, with every update. And with the new Photography program, I have downgraded from the full CC suite, and I am now only paying $10 a month for not only Photoshop, but Lightroom as well. MU asks us to rate: Features, Ease of Use, Value and Stability. Other than some minor crashes, I've had no problems with using Photoshop CC everyday since they released it. Now, if we were going to rate their customer service, THAT would be where I'd rate them lower. But all in all, I am very happy with Photoshop CC.
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lurkingremlin
08 November 2013
Version: 14.0
A little OT, but - Update to CS6 has been released as of Nov 7: "Notable bugs fixed (Mac & Win) Transformed text layers have character and paragraph settings that are different/inconsistent from previous versions While transforming type the values are updated correctly in the Character Panel but not the Options Bar Text returns incorrect tracking value after transform. After a transformation, changing leading values for text by scrubby slider unpredictable Multi-line text not rendered correctly in saved PDF files Notable Windows specific bugs fixed While using Photoshop (e.g. Color Picker or Layer Styles) PS launches browser with Help URL and crashes Move Tool context menu to links layers broken"
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Clifford
22 October 2013
Version: 14.0
I am not a big fan of the direction Adobe had taken with Photoshop CS6 nor CC. Just the other day I had to boot up my computer with an old backup version of OS 10.6 and there was the trusty Photoshop CS4 icon staring at me. I couldn't resist taking the older version for a ride and was amazed at the speed and ease-of-use. Somehow I must have missed how much slower Photoshop CS6 runs compared to CS4 while I had to get used to the new interface. If only OS X 10.8 would allow me to run CS4 I would downgrade in a heartbeat. Since I won't be updating to the creative cloud I am afraid I will be stuck with Photoshop CS6 until incompatibility with an even newer OS X will force me to look for a different photo editing app altogether. It's a real shame after all the money I have invested into Photoshop over the years.
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0.5
Cowicide
24 August 2013
Version: 14.0
The petition is now close to 40,000 signatures. https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model Add YOUR signature, keep the pressure on. Meanwhile, Adobe and other apologist dolts kept implying the only people complaining were pirates. Now it's been pirated (as I predicted from the beginning), but still here are former CUSTOMERS complaining about the draconian Creative Cloud subscription model. It's not the pirates, stupid. It's the customers. And now there's been a sales drop as well (as predicted). Wake up, Adobe. The public is tired of corporations that don't want us to own anything anymore. Bring back the option for perpetual licensing like it used to be or continue to lose customers and money. And, please quit lying and telling people that you switched to the Creative Cloud subscription model for the good of the customers. Have some dignity, Adobe. Only dolts who lack critical thinking skills believe that, the rest of us haven't been fooled. This subscription model is based upon monopolistic greed and nothing more. I've supported you since the eighties. I've paid for updates of even things that were simply glaring bugs and not feature improvements to keep you in business. The thanks I get after all these many years of supporting you from the very beginning is a pack of lies saying this horrible, new subscription model helps ME and that if I don't like it, I must be a pirate? Adobe. Fire the CEO, Shantanu Narayen and make amends.
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Awado
30 July 2013
Version: 14.0
To be fair I don't want to rate here now, because I didn't by it and never will. I've been using Pixelmator and GIMP already, but I doubt they will fill the gap, it's not only about retouching, it's also color management and conversion etc.! I hope there will soon be a good competitor. "Perfect Photo Suite" seems promising. Has anyone tried this? Unfortunately MU doesn't list it, so I can't "suggest" it. http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/suite7/
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1.5
Spudfry
19 July 2013
Version: 14.0
Tried trial for about 10 days - worse. Slower on my iMac (7,1) than CS6 was (binned in favour of CS5), laggy, some filters take longer (e.g. smart sharpen). Shake reduction filter not worth it for me (I don't work with Photographers who compromise). Will not purchase - paying a monthly subscription for a performance decrease? Come on.
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0.5
SpiessensMark
15 July 2013
Version: 14.0
I always used PhotoShop (ever since version 3) and it is still a really good image editor. In fact it is still the best imo But Adobe changed the license policy big deal and for an amateur photographer like me, I just cannot pay for this anymore. So I looked into several alternatives and I am now using Pixelmator. I am confident Pixelmator Team Inc will improve Pixelmator in the near future and I bought it at the already low asking price. Very cool and fast image editor ! Note: Gimp is a bit more powerful and free but it crashed so many times I gave up on that one.
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0.5
Xenophile
25 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Photoshop --> Trash Pixelmator installed and working. Now will Apple devote the resources to develop Aperture into a Lightroom killer so I can rid my computer of this pestilence known as "Adobe"?
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JBX
19 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Not buy into this monthly payment thing. I agree with others here, the growing number of other products will do if I can't update or buy new adobe versions.
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0.5
BobDavey3378
19 June 2013
Version: 14.0
I need more than one app like Photoshop but not the rest of the crap which is the only other option. In the US the monthly cost is $49.99, in the UK £46.88 & in France €61.49. At the current exchange rate using the US price as a base UK should be £31.90 & France €37.28 give or take. The concept is fine but the pricing & structure will force a lot of small business to either not upgrade or as I suspect find a way around it unless they stop ripping us off, especially in Europe.
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Danmarc
19 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Can not write a review and it is dangerous to write "never", but I am stopping upgrading now i.e. I will not buy this "solution". Have used PS long time but this renting of software (specially this kind of software) is ridiculous. At least there should be an alternative to this madness but good luck with your "customer support friendly solution". This might actually benefit their competitors, and I might now go the Lightroom way, not optimal but cheaper.
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papericons
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
I usually do not join hate fests but this takes the cake. Adobe probably knew they were going to catch some flack over this and thinks it will blow over in a few months or even a year but in my eyes, this is unforgivable.
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0.5
reves
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Incredibly greedy! Where is the respect of the customers? Shame on Adobe!
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0.5
Kappe
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
lol 20 every months
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0.5
jreffner
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Well, I'm done as well. There is no way I'm renting this software. But rather than complain, I'd appreciate Photoshop alternatives. Please feel free to list them for us all. Thanks!
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Joshmunkey
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
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Joshmunkey
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Anybody else feel that Macupdate should change "Buy" to "Rent"? I mean, it's just more correct.
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Cowicide
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Like most other longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model. It's time to find and support alternatives. We should all take our money and contribute to GIMP. The petition against the Creative Cloud subscription model is over 30,000 so far... https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model Adobe, you need to fire your CEO Shantanu Narayen and bring back perpetual licenses.
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Iturtle
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
greedy. bloated. bugs never fixed. support below zero. updates always far to expensive. and now forced updates. I feel like a factory farming animal. like a cow to be milked for what it's worth. I had enough. bye bye greedobe!
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A-ep
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0
Well, Adobe, you want it greedy and you're definitely never satisfied. Well I'm not satisfied anymore either and therefore I leave you alone. There are applications like Pixelmator that cost 15.- bugs and get closer and closer to you. Bye, bye and die!
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Jjpong
18 June 2013
Version: 14.0.0.221
I wish Macromedia were still here today. Adobe is out of hand.
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Jessicajazz
05 June 2013
Version: 13.0.5
This one I just cannot resist. How much money have I sunk into Adobe apps? And how often have I seen a message saying "update unsuccessful"? And I'm not talking about the Creative Cloud. I refer to 5.5, 4, 3, and on down. Cowicide, I'll sign the petition, expecting as much as I do when I sign a petition against GMO's or Civil Rights abuses. But I'll sign it. Goodbye, Adobe. You said it. It is greed, and it is rampant, it is an epidemic of miserliness. The birth of a new Gilded Age complete with aristocracies, autocracies, and despots. And it works. For now. All empires fall under their own weight, and we hope this holds true for the rulers at the top of Adobe's hierarchy. I too am stuck at 13.01, but this may be a good thing. Their "upgrades" often fail or are wanting in feature-sets. I will not wear anyone's collar. Goodbye, Adobe. We can do without you. Can you do without US?
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Cowicide
04 June 2013
Version: 13.0.5
Goodbye, Adobe. https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model
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Invalid
04 June 2013
Version: 13.0.5
If you are having trouble installing this update (13.0.5), try downloading the latest Adobe Application Manager from here. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4774 Install it and then run it from /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/UWA (or type AAM into Spotlight to find it quickly). I couldn't install any CS6 updates for a while either (I think I was stuck on 13.0.1 like the few commenters below me) but after I did this AAM update, my automatic update found and installed 13.0.4 just fine, and now 13.0.5 just fine. For reference I'm on OS X 10.6.8, no Creative Cloud.
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RavenNevermore
04 June 2013
Version: 13.0.5
Yet another update that I can't install.... still stuck at 13.0.1.
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Filchescat
04 June 2013
Version: 13.0.5
This addresses Adobe's transition away from user based apps to cloud based apps. I have invested thousands in Adobe suites for years - decades if you count non-suite apps and before suites were suites. Up to and including the extended CS6 suite. When I note that PhotoShop is updated to 13.05. I check mine - it's at 13.01. The auto update does not work. I download the 13.05 update offered here (Macupdate) and get a message stating it will not update my 13.01. Adobe chat offers this: One moment please while we route your chat to a representative. Thank you for contacting Adobe Sales. My name is McNeil. How may I help you today? McNeil: Hi, may I have your first name please? you: Hi, This is .I have the complete CS6 suite installed, but I cannot receive the same app updates as those on the cloud - am I now stuck with old CS6 apps? McNeil: We plan to sell CS6 for use on supported platforms indefinitely. Adobe will continue to make Creative Suite 6 available as a perpetual software license, and will provide bug fixes and security updates as necessary. you: So, if my Photoshop shows version 13.01 and 13.05 is being pushed to the cloud and mine won't see the update, what happens? McNeil: We will give you free updates until we have new release but, from the new release onward, you'll not get free updates if you're not in Cloud. McNeil: So, I'd suggest you to buy the Creative Cloud at just $19.99/month now and be an active member to get all future upgrades freely. you: Let me make sure I understand . . . after investing thousands, thousands of dollars over the years updating Adobe suites, I now find that I'm stuck with 13.01 unless I invest more money in a cloud app? Is that right - no more updates beyond 13.01? McNeil: I really understand your point however, most of our customer were moving Creative Cloud. you: Hello? Adobe's waiting for me to pay them $20 a month for an app in the cloud - is that right -- after paying thousands for the local CS6 suite? McNeil: Creative Cloud brings together everything you need to create your best work. We’re delivering incredible new versions of our desktop tools, services that take publishing content to the next level and we’re making it easier than ever for creatives to collaborate and share your work worldwide with just one package. McNeil: Yes, that's right. you: Sorry, I'm just not seeing any connection beyond greed. I know it's not you, but please pass this along to whomever cares - customer support, the boss, whomever. This is going to drive many people away. Thanks for the info McNeil: Since you own the CS6, you'll be qualified for the discount. so the final price will be just $19.99/month instead of $49.99. you: $19.99 = ask those at the Adobe HQ on Park Ave in SJ to look out the window at the homeless and tell me again it's no problem forking over $20 a month for a product I just spent thousands on. Simple greed. I'll be looking for alternatives - Adobe lost a long-time customre. Thanks and bye. Pass this along please. McNeil: I’m happy to help. Is there anything else I can help you with today ?
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Kenm22
24 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
Well, it seems that Adobe has finally solved the problem. The 13.0.4 update seems to work fine.
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Penguirl
19 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
Guess that acquisition of Macromedia worked out pretty good… for Adobe.
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Macscooter
17 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
It's pretty simple... I've used Photoshop since it began and a Mac user since 1984 as well. I have Photoshop CS5 and as long as it will work I will NEVER buy from Adobe again... they are consummately greedy but watch what happens the minute a reasonable competitor emerges (and no, GIMP or any of the others aren't there yet)... they will be out of business in a flash (no pun intended). While it is still the best of it's class in software it has become swollen with pointless features integration to other Adobe products. Like Apple they think they can change the color of a tool window and up the price another $100. Their pricing is absurd for value. They still think their market is movie production and high end graphics for Wall Street advertising.
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MisterE
16 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
I have 13.0.1 and this update caused the AAM app to launch which told me the update could not be used on my 'version or product.' I seem to remember a similar thing with Acrobat 11. I ran AAM again and it said PS is up to date at 13.0.1.
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Sachi
16 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
Why Adobe discriminate not Cloud users by not offering same PS features?
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ultratiem
16 January 2013
Version: 13.0.4
13.0.2 added HiDPI images. Then 13.0.3 added HiDPI images. Now 13.0.4 adds HiDPI images. Some have gleaned that Adobe has quietly fixed some errors that would revert licensed copies to trials (I do believe they made that public in one of the release notes). But what about this one? Or are they just going to parrot the same thing for the next 10 updates?
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Kihoalu
22 December 2012
Version: 13.0.3
Wow! I am a loyal fan of Adobe, despite the problems with Flash & Acrobat as a conveyance of malicious trojans. People who dive into a trial without knowing what it will do to their existing registered software, are a little wreckless & that alone does not encourage or dissuade me from the product. Reading all the gripes: Is this still developed in the US?
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Kenm22
21 December 2012
Version: 13.0.3
Do not use this updater unless you want to go to Photoshop Extended Trial Version. I was fortunate enough to get 13.0.2 to work but it took the manual removal of all Adobe files except fonts from my Mac. After that 13.0.2 worked when updated from within the application. I wasn't so lucky with 13.0.3. Updating from within the application yielded Extended Trial again. So, I had to manually remove all Adobe files from my Mac, then install 13.0 and update it with the external installer I saved to 13.0.1. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Adobe's uninstaller will allow you to go back to the earlier version. I tried that with the 13.0.2 updater and it didn't work. Adobe advises they are aware of the problem and are working on it.
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Rotuared
20 December 2012
Version: 13.0.3
***** Ich kann seit heute Photoshop nicht mehr öffnen. Eine Katastrophe!!! ***** Es öffnet sich lediglich der Adobe Applikation Manager mit der Aufforderung, die Photoshop Extended-Testversion zu abonnieren oder zu testen. Für den Test ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich. Eine Möglichkeit auf beide Varianten zu verzichten gibt es nicht!
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timmerk
20 December 2012
Version: 13.0.3
13.0.3: "Enables support for new HiDPI displays" 13.0.2 did this.. what is new in 13.0.3?
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aduska
20 December 2012
Version: 13.0.2
If you use this updater (it´s the same result if you update from the Help menu) one gets a Photoshop CS6 Extended Trial version. Adobe support knows no solution to this bug. Hands off !!!
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Spudfry
13 December 2012
Version: 13.0.2
Been running CS6 for 4 weeks now - going back to 5 from my backups - slow, sluggish, cursors keep disappearing/exhibiting odd behaviours, & I find in some workflows I have to do more to achieve the same results - surely the point of new releases is to optimise workflow, not compound it with more steps. My one devout wish as a prepress & compositing operator is that someone - ANYONE - come up with an alternative to this bloated, aged & increasingly resource-hungry monster. In all honesty, CS4 was the most useable version for me - everything after that has been bloat. I don't buy software to troubleshoot it, & this version has been a pile of misery I'm sad to say.
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Septimus
13 December 2012
Version: 13.0.2
I am a loyal paying customer and am very annoyed that the new Photoshop features are for Creative Cloud subscribers only! I own CS3 Master Collection, CS4 Design Premium, CS5.5 Design Premium and CS6 Design Premium. Check out the new features of PS Creative Cloud version: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2012/12/new-exclusive-photoshop-features-for-creative-cloud-members.html
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Macfoto
13 December 2012
Version: 13.0.2
Due to the current update problems & permanent new installations for every update...
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Holypoly
11 December 2012
Version: 13.0.1
PS6 13.0.2 is out.
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Macs-Pain
25 October 2012
Version: 13.0.1
Photoshop Extended not usable. And way too many bugs which are there since CS4, such as changing the shortcuts for channels. Turning off that useless application window makes photos to stay behind the toolbars if increasing the view with cmd and + No chance to use the lasso tool etc. because the photo won't scroll because the tool bars are hiding a large part of the picture. Placing PDF files as smart objects renders strange white lines into the smart object. These lines normally are just displayed in Acrobat around transparencies. Photoshop now is rendering these lines into the picture. -> Not usable If I had bought Photoshop myself I would want my money back. Now. But in work I think I can wait for CS7 and hope this will be fixed. Til then I still will use CS5.
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Tim27
31 July 2012
Version: 13.0
This is just a comment, but to MacUpdate, what is really interesting is that in Safari and Chrome when I do a search for "photoshop", it doesn't show up in your search results. However, when I do a search in Firefox it shows up fine. Why would that be?
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Zapp-Brannigan
03 July 2012
Version: 13.0
Photoshop CS6 is still a monster to master if you aren't familiar with the program. Fortunately, I am. Getting it to be more "mac" like instead of a Windows program (which it defaults too), was painful. Why it won't ask you to import your prefs from CS5.5 is beyond me. But what is truly galling is the lack of new features it brings to the table for the price tag to upgrade. None of which is a deal breaker, but it does make you wonder what they were thinking in asking for the price of the product. I still fire up CS5.5 as I basically don't think this version is anything to shout from the rooftops.
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Shraddha
29 June 2012
Version: 13.0
I was hesitant to spend so much on the new Photoshop CS6 from Adobe because I thought, no software can be worth so much. But boy did it prove me wrong, I've gone from creating 1 full-fledged comic artwork in 2 days to creating 2 complete artworks in 1 day. Trust me, buying Photoshop CS6 from http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL is the best decision I ever made.
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Raddle
12 May 2012
Version: 13.0
I bought PS 5.5 just two months ago. Now they want me to pay $399 to upgrade to this (the same price as for people who upgrade from CS4). That's... not going to happen, Adobe.
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dgg321982
08 May 2012
Version: 13.0
I am here mainly to comment on the link "Buy" and "Visit Developer's Site" above. When I clicked on them, they redirect me to an emjcd.com, which is immediately blocked by Norton dns. A Google search told me it is a malware site. In fact, the Flash CS6 page has the exact same symptom. How on earth does macupdate provide such links to users? Is macupdate hacked? Thanks.
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Rlevent
07 May 2012
Version: 13.0
This will not install on a case sensitive volume. I therefore cannot install it on my boot drive unless I reformat it, which I am not willing to do. This is the only program that has ever given me this problem. Completely lame and sloppy programming. I paid for this program and now I cannot use it.
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The-Jtizzle
07 May 2012
Version: 13.0
Been using CS6 for about 2 weeks now in trial mode awaiting my serials from Adobe and all I can say is this baby is fast. The new content ware features save a ton of time and the new UI makes it much easier to use for extended time periods. I haven't had time to use the other tolls much yet, but this is the first Photoshop I have been excited for in a while.
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gatovadio
19 April 2012
Version: 13.0.0
so, is this a drag & drop install already? (sorry, when i can't sleep i get an irony rush at mu).
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THEE:LEE
26 March 2012
Version: 13.0.0
To be honest I think the current trends of, change the look a little bit, change the icon and add a small amount of features and add yet another stupidly high price tag is just getting stupid. I think all the features of CS4, CS5 and CS6 may just qualify as one update and those still should not cost the amount to upgrade once.. It's a good piece of software but there is never enough added to the updates to make them worth the price.
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papericons
22 March 2012
Version: 13.0.0
I'm going to give a quick review the software itself. The new default interface is great, everything is contained within one dark gray window. At first I hated it but within a minute I was sold. The brushes and palettes are all contained within this window. The brushes and palettes can be detached if needed. The file you are working on is set within the window so the outer periphery can easily be seen. While doing some basic editing, the temperature of my computer sometimes increased by about between 20-40F. A couple small issues I had with CS5 have been corrected (control z sometimes would not step back unless I did it three times and the Spot Healing Brush would leave a trail until I scrolled the image, saved it or used the tool again and no more problems with the Rectangular Marquee Tool). My initial impression of CS6 is that it is much better than CS5.
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Uweise
22 March 2012
Version: 13.0.0
„Installation nicht möglich“ - Programm wurde nicht installiert ???
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Revco
22 March 2012
Version: 13.0.0
Do I or don't I try the beta? Just worried about all the krap it's going to install everywhere (as is adobe's style).
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Utrunn
15 December 2011
Version: 12.0.4
Adobe's new annual release model is a real turn off. Having to pay each year for a version that is 0.5 newer is a real pain and the subscriptions don't really make it that much better.
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Sforf
03 December 2011
Version: 12.0.4
Once again Adobe does Microsoft... I buy the upgrade, install the upgrade, then use Adobe's CS4 "uninstall" app and it trashes my system and CS5... classic bumbling. And they wonder why people are flocking to Apple even with its hiccups...
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THEE:LEE
10 November 2011
Version: 12.0.4
Love Photoshop, rely on it for my personal life and work! Free software like GIMP don't live up to the match especially with it running X11. CS5 with content aware made my life even easier as I used to have to use the healing brush. It's a shame to see that Photoshop didn't really get updated with CS5.5 but I have high hopes for CS6!
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Cowicide
06 November 2011
Version: 12.0.4
Hmm... Macupdate? Photoshop has been up to 12.1 (aka CS5.1) for a long time now.
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DirkTheMenace
15 August 2011
Version: 12.0.4
Still the most powerfull editor to date. The masking options are the best ever seen. Worth the high asking price
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